Veterans Voice
July 2021
Nevada Department of Veterans Services (NDVS) Newsletter
Serving Nevada's Heroes since 1943 ~ Donate to NDVS
Director's Message * Honoring Heroes * Health & Wellness * Programs & Services * News * Always Remember
Monthly Director's Message, Kat Miller
Happy Fourth of July!  
Whether you intend to celebrate the day relaxing or at a barbecue or the beach, it is important to remember the freedoms we enjoy today result in large part from the sacrifice of the men and women who served in uniform, protecting, and defending our nation.  Read More
Honoring Our Heroes
Rayshawn Williams Named Veteran of the Month &
American Legion Post 40 Named Veteran Supporter of the Month
Rayshawn Williams
American Legion Post 40 
We congratulate Rayshawn Williams for being named Veteran of the Month (VOM) and American Legion Post 40 for being recognized as Veteran Supporter for the Month (VSM) of July. Read More
 Memorial Day Ceremonies – Tonopah/Hawthorne
Tonopah dedicated a new memorial on Memorial Day 2021. It honors the airmen who died in training during World War II at the Tonopah Army Air Field, carrying the names of all 121 of the deceased.  Read More
Free Gift to Korean War Veterans
The nationally acclaimed book, Korea Reborn: A Grateful Nation Honors War Veterans for 60 Years of Growth and the DVD, The Remembered War,  a 2014 GI Film Festival-selected documentary, are being bundled together in a collector's edition commemorative book and DVD set. 
Honor July 4th by Visiting Veterans Memorials
As another July 4th Independence Day comes and goes, it is fitting to note one way Nevada honors its military and veterans is by installing memorials in many cities, towns, and remote by-ways. Read More
Health and Wellness
Veterans Mental Health and the VA Vet Centers
Many are often familiar with the Mental Health Services at the primary hospitals, but what many don’t realize is that there is a second avenue to access mental health support through the Vet Centers. Read More
The Veterans in Care Program is Back 
Last week, 18 veterans were recognized across three facilities: Highland Manor of Mesquite, Mesa Valley Estates of Mesquite, and the Elderly Aristocrat Family Style Assisted Living of Las Vegas. Read More
Reno/Sparks Youth Support the Northern Nevada State Veterans Home 
In June, members of Outlook Christian Church’s Youth Group volunteered at the Northern Nevada State Veterans Home (NNSVH) shoveling and wheelbarrowing three yards of soil into planter boxes. Thank you to these outstanding young people for donating their time and energy to help local veterans! Read More
Programs & Services
VSO’s are Back in the office  
Throughout the pandemic, our Veterans Service Officers never let off the gas in their work to help our veterans access their benefits. As of June 1, 2021, the NDVS Veterans Advocacy Support Team (VAST) has returned to their offices across the state and are ready to take in person appointments. Read More
REGISTER for the Virtual Military Sexual Trauma (MST) Educational Series
August 17, 24, and 31, 2021 at 1pm Pacific Time
The Nevada of Department of Veterans Services in collaboration with the Perry Foundation is hosting a FREE series of virtual MST workshops for women and men who are veterans, active duty, Guard, Reserves, healthcare providers, community partners, and supporters. Read More
Benefits Update for Vietnam War Veterans 

The VA has begun implementing the William M. Thornberry National Defense Authorization Act by adding three conditions to the presumptive conditions associated with exposure to Agent Orange. Read More
Eviction Prevention Advice for Veterans 
As of June 22 even as we continue to make progress against COVID-19, some veterans and families still find themselves at risk of eviction. Here are the most up-to-date steps you can take to increase the likelihood that you will remain safely housed until you are able to recover from this pandemic. Read More
News You Can Use
Nation of Patriots

By: Chuck N. Baker 
(Las Vegas) It's appropriate that a national veterans organization, with a strong presence in Nevada, has taken to use that as its official name.
UNLV Graduate Named National Student Veteran of The Year   
By: Chuck N. Baker 
(Las Vegas) — His volunteer work with veterans and with other non-profit organizations has earned him praise from UNLV’s executive director of the Military and Veterans Services Center, Ross Bryant. “We’re very proud of Andrew Ho...”. Read More
K-9 Handler Reunited with his Working Dog 
By: Chuck N. Baker 
(Las Vegas) — There are just not enough dog biscuits to go around when it comes to the bonds of love between soldier and animal. When tours of duty end, as they must, the two are separated. In the past they seldom, if ever, saw each other again. Read More
Job Postings for Veterans
Looking for a new job or do you have a job to post? Check out our job postings or post a job on the NDVS website Click Here 
On-the-Job Apprenticeship Programs
Have you thought about a job that pays you while you learn? There are two ways to gain valuable skills while earning a wage either through On-the-Job Training or through Apprenticeship Training. Click Here to learn more!  
Always Remember
National Association for Black Veterans, Inc. Founded (1969) 

July 1 – Veterans Services Commission (VSC) Birthday (1975) 
July 1 – United Veterans Legislative Council Birthday (2012) 
July 3 – Interagency Council on Veterans Affairs (ICVA) created (2012) 
July 4 – Independence Day  
July 5 – Gold Star Wives of America, Inc. Birthday (1945) 
July 26 – President Harry S. Truman signed executive order 9981 establishing the President's Committee on Equality of Treatment and Opportunity in the Armed Services, committing the government to integrating the segregated military (1948) 
July 27 – National Korean War Veterans Armistice Day (1953)  
July 28 – Buffalo Soldier Day in Nevada (2020)